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  • Orchestra: Westminster Cathedral Choir
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Composer: Tomás Luis de Victoria
  • Audio CD (1 Jan. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Hyperion
  • ASIN: B000002ZL0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 257,621 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Responsorium 4: Amicus Meus
  2. Responsorium 5: Iudas Mercator Pessimus
  3. Responsorium 8: Una Hora
  4. Responsorium 6: Unus ex Discipulis Meis
  5. Responsorium 7: Eram Quasi Agnus
  6. Responsorium 9: Seniores Populi
  7. Responsorium 4: Tamquam Ad Latronem
  8. Responsorium 5: Tenebrae Factae Sunt
  9. Responsorium 6: Animam Meam Dilectam
  10. Responsorium 7: Tradiderunt Me
  11. Responsorium 8: Iesum Tradidit Impius
  12. Responsorium 9: Caligaverunt Oculi Mei
  13. Responsorium 4: Recessit Pastor Noster
  14. Responsorium 5: O Vos Omnes
  15. Responsorium 6: Ecce Quomodo Moritur
  16. Responsorium 7: Astiterunt Reges
  17. Responsorium 8: Aestimatus Sum
  18. Responsorium 9: Sepulto Domino

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Product Description

Tenebrae Responsories / Choeur de Westminster, dir. Hill

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'These pieces, of tragic magnificence, are performed with intensity and integrity, so that a great recording will now ensure that an incomparable treasure of Christian music will be safely preserved for future generations' --The Good CD Guide

'Enthusiastically recommended to anyone interested in Renaissance polyphony and everyone else besides' --Gramophone

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These are T.L. de Victoria's unaccompanied responsories for Maundy Thursday and are here presented in a very scolarly reading by David Hill and his Westminster Choir.

The sound is excellent with the choir near the microphones and this makes an excellent CD for study, reflection or relaxation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! 10 Sept. 2001
By John Dziadecki - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I don't know how to put this in words. I never knew this composer existed before hearing this cd but I will be doing some research to find out more. This is a beautiful, powerfull experience. The recording is simply outstanding. Remarkable clarity and presence. Thank you, Hyperion!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More angelic sounds . . . 5 Dec. 2009
By Donna - Published on Amazon.com
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Angelic sounds that help to keep the grind of the daily pace at peace. Eighty percent of my day is writing or reading loc so I need something that will allow me intense concentration without distraction . . . this is beautiful for that . . . and when a function doesn't run as expected I am able to deal with it from a peaceful perspective. PTL
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solemn, Passionate, Sacred Renaissance Music by Victoria for Holy Week and Easter 6 April 2007
By Kerry K. Kaneko - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Every Holy Week I listen to the Tenebrae Responsories by the great Spanish Renaissance composer Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611), which are so appropriate for this most solemn (and ultimately joyous) season on the Christian calendar. This 1987 Hyperion recording by the Westminster Cathedral Choir under David Hill is a particularly fine one, eclipsed only by the legendary 1959 Decca recording by the Westminster Cathedral Choir under George Malcolm, reissued more than once on the London label.
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4.0 out of 5 stars exalted praise 2 Aug. 2009
By Peter Michelsen - Published on Amazon.com
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When novelist Vonnegut, who happenened to be an atheist, suggested that some music possibly has the power to change the mind of an atheist concerning the existence of a supernatural being, then I suggest that he may have been refering to the compositions of Victoria. The fact is that the composer was a darling of powerful men in the Catholic church during a time we know as the Renaissance. He must have been completely aware of his circumstances given his success in pleasing authorities and suggesting the absolute divine by means of the human voice. I can find very little wrong with this particular recording. The direction and performance are truly superb. I question one aspect of performance and recording, however. The SA parts of the SATB seem a little thin and weak. But that may only be because I prefer women's voices to boys.
5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisite 19 May 2013
By Peter in LA, CA - Published on Amazon.com
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There is no one like Victoria, this album is a gem and everything he has done is worthy of any collection.
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